Homicide Surveillance: High Risk Racial and Ethnic Groups – Blacks and Hispanics, 1970 to 1983
The report focuses on Black & Hispanic homicide victims & considers variables such as race, sex, national or regional & temporal patterns, methods, relationships to the assailant & circumstances. Black homicide rates are 5.3 times greater than that of whites. In the southwest, Hispanic homicide is almost 3 times the rate of non-Hispanic whites. Firearms & explosives are the weapons of choice for both groups. It is suggested that preventive intervention is required for the entire population.